"The African Union strongly believes there is a huge misunderstanding of the African continent and the people by the current administration", the organization, which comprises 55 member states, said in a statement.
Trump was meeting with lawmakers in a bid to gain bipartisan support for an immigration deal that would possibly restore TPS for countries - including Haiti - where it's been removed, according to The Washington Post. The comments, allegedly made by Trump, have also prompted widespread accusations of racism and disrespect towards other nations.
We certainly agree, and we're sure that the millions of people President Trump insulted with his comments do, too.
The latest response comes in the form of an extraordinary statement issue by the African Union, a group of 55 African countries.
Trump used profane language January 11 as he questioned why the USA should permit immigrants from certain countries, according to three people briefed on the conversation. Don't get all upset, don't start criticizing, yelling.
"All of you who over the last few years have uttered that exhausted, lazy, uninformed, uneducated response of calling me and others who point out racist behavior "racists, ' you know what you can go do?"
"It just took the breath out of me", Saitinor Philius said.
Haitian-Americans who live on Long Island say they are outraged.
"We were planning to commemorate the 8th anniversary of the natural disaster".
Haitians weren't the only people offended by the president's comments.
This instance is not the first time the president has made derogatory statements about non-white nations.
"He is the president".
Rosen said there are jobs and opportunities in the USA for the 50,000 people who left Haiti. "When you see children who are kidnapped or placed to become soldiers or children that are killed, those are the conversations I would like to see us have as far as Africa is concerned". "Sometimes the way he expresses is, I think, is not the right way to do it".
On Friday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says he remembers what happened and did not deny that the president said those words. "Everyone needs to fix something". He has also considered recording all his meetings to prevent similar controversies in the future.